Thandiwe Mlauli
SEX AND SEXUALITY

Eff the porn industry

Thandiwe Mlauli
Thandiwe Mlauli

By Thandiwe Mlauli

I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I think I’ve finally found a way to articulate my thoughts.

Fuck the porn industry. For real.

I hate how porn influences the way women see themselves. Actually, this goes for all media but my focus is on porn. It seems to be setting unrealistic expectations for men. Young ones, particularly. It’s setting some standards that a lot of women have no hope of achieving. If they do, it’s through a lot of pain and suffering.

I’m somewhat shocked at the acts porn inspires people to do. No, I do not mean the actual act of sex. I mean things like:

  • Labiaplasty: As if women don’t have enough to worry about when it comes to body image, porn is now telling us that our labia are not perfect and that something must be done to look a certain way. It has to look “pretty”. Uhm.. Well.. I would think that that is subjective? Whatever.
  • Anal and vaginal bleaching: All these porn stars have perfectly pink assholes same toned vaginal skin. Good for them. However, women are now feeling pressured to have the same? They’re resorting to creams and ointments that aren’t even FDA approved in order the meet this supposed requirement. Boo.
  • Brazilian wax: Women are also pressured into having a bald vagina at all times because this is what men prefer, according to porn. Now, I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing per se, but women should do it only because they feel OK with doing it.Rock it smooth if ya wanna, ain’t no shame. Have hair if you want to, as well. Ain’t no shame in that, either.

Can we also address the very same men who have tangled, thick pubic hair that just makes it hard top breathe when attempting to go down on them? Oh, and how when we do actually go down on them and happen to come across a few hairs in our mouths, we just gracefully remove them and get back into it? No? We can’t?

Dah well.

Keep spending thousands of dollars trying to get to this state of perfection that is flawed within itself.

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3 thoughts on “Eff the porn industry”

  1. Couldn’t agree more! I read recently that at least 50% of men have a name for their penis while they laugh at the idea woman could even think of naming their Vaginas. Seems they think they own our bleached/plucked/ neatly snipped and tucked girly parts. Well, EFF that! I’ll do all the trimmings when I meet men leaving the “beauty parlour” having done the same. As you point out, women have enough to contend with , without having to feel they must too measure up to full-time Porn Stars.

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  2. i couldn’t have said it better myself. Although a shaved pubic area on a man takes some getting used too (I burst out laughing when my lover did it, needless to say it kind of killed the mood a bit).

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  3. Good grief! Some of this stuff I’d never even heard of! And I thought I was well versed in all things about SEX..anal & vaginal bleaching?!? WtF? And labia surgery? Whoa! I’d heard of sewn shut labia in some places..which inofitself is beyond a horrific thought. Against the woman’s will no less..even little girls. But now you mean to say women are having labia surgery done? *sigh* Sad that an industry such as porn could influence what a woman thinks of her body. Sad indeed..Self-LOVE has to be taught more at home..(from birth dang near it seems)

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